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17th Jul '17 8:29:27 AM Khathi
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** This days tempered glass uses the patterned heat treatment to create a predictable network of the strain lines within its bulk, so when it breaks, it does so in uniform little cubes with roughly 90° angles. This is much safer and easier to clean than even the old-fashioned tempered glass, not to mention a normal untempered one. Tempering glass also has an added benefit of making glass generally even sturdier than it normally is.
12th Jul '17 3:57:12 AM nighttrainfm
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** Oddly averted in "Partners in Crime". Donna was even hitting that window with a wrench and nothing was happening. Maybe deadlocking windows to make them sonic-screwdriver-proof also strengthens the glass.



** Oddly averted in "Partners in Crime". Donna was even hitting that window with a wrench and nothing was happening. Maybe deadlocking windows to make them sonic-screwdriver-proof also strengthens the glass.
17th Jun '17 9:49:38 AM lillolillo
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* Subverted in a ''Manga/CityHunter'' story arc, where the running gag was Ryo trying to break through windows only to discover they were made with bulletproof crystal.

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* Subverted Usually averted in ''Manga/CityHunter'', as most people will break them before plowing through the window, and those thrown by Umibozu gets injured by the glass (and other things). The only ones who are likely to pull this are Ryo and Umibozu, who are noted to be a ''Manga/CityHunter'' lot stronger than most people. Saeko's introductory story arc, where arc in the running gag was manga had the subversion as a Running Gag: Ryo trying would try to break jump through windows only to discover crash into the bulletproof crystal they were made with of. On the other hand, his Gag Penis broke a small hole through the bulletproof crystal.crystal...
9th Jun '17 6:28:05 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', a powerful head-on collision between two vehicles will sometimes result in the driver of one or both vehicles being ejected from the vehicle straight through the windshield. [[PlayerCharacter The Boss]] can just walk it off but they're already MadeOfIron, for NPCs it's a much more damaging event.
8th Jun '17 6:55:45 PM Menarker
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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated. Compare HollywoodGlassCutter.

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See also AGlassInTheHand and GrievousBottleyHarm, where the strength of glass is also underestimated. Compare HollywoodGlassCutter.
HollywoodGlassCutter. See DangerousWindows where horror movies seem to have SoftGlass played straight for the purpose of monsters and crazed madmen to use them as tension-building shortcuts toward their targets.
4th May '17 10:34:12 AM morenohijazo
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your ActionHero effortlessly [[SuperWindowJump leap through a window window]] and come out unharmed.
30th Apr '17 8:26:24 PM WillBGood
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* Subverted in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' where [[BigBad Saoui]] becomes infuriated with [[TheMirrorTalksBack a mirror that talks back to him]] and smashes it with his fist. He's clearly wounded and bleeding. (Not that he seems to care, being the lunatic he is.)

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* Subverted in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' where [[BigBad Saoui]] becomes infuriated with [[TheMirrorTalksBack [[TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack a mirror that talks back to him]] and smashes it with his fist. He's clearly wounded and bleeding. (Not that he seems to care, being the lunatic he is.)
8th Apr '17 3:38:58 PM jormis29
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* Used in ''Thieves Like Us'', when a girl escapes her captors by going into the bathroom, locking the door, and breaking open the window with a shampoo bottle. Subverted in that she wrapped her hand in a towel to pull out the larger shards still in the frame afterwards and gets a deep cut in her side while climbing out.

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* Used in ''Thieves Like Us'', ''Literature/ThievesLikeUs'', when a girl escapes her captors by going into the bathroom, locking the door, and breaking open the window with a shampoo bottle. Subverted in that she wrapped her hand in a towel to pull out the larger shards still in the frame afterwards and gets a deep cut in her side while climbing out.
1st Mar '17 4:57:45 AM jimi13
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** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story".

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** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story".Story", even if it was somewhat of an subversion. The glass used was twice as thick than standard [[RealityEnsues and it led to a lot of injuries among the stuntmen]]
20th Feb '17 12:09:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Pilots in ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}} can run through through glass windows with enough momentum, and it won't injure or slow them at all. If they don't have enough momentum however, then it will actually stop them completely; a kick or gunshot is needed to break it, and you can stand on unbroken windows without issue.

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* Pilots in ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}} ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' can run through through glass windows with enough momentum, and it won't injure or slow them at all. If they don't have enough momentum however, then it will actually stop them completely; a kick or gunshot is needed to break it, and you can stand on unbroken windows without issue.
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